- Associated Press - Sunday, September 24, 2017

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - A man was killed and a 4-year-old girl is in critical condition after their personal watercraft collided with a boat in the Intracoastal Waterway near Clearwater Beach.

The accident happened late Saturday afternoon. It’s under investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

According to a news release, 52-year-old Craig Butz of Altamonte Springs was riding with the girl when it collided with the boat. The man was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

Authorities say the girl was flown to a St. Petersburg hospital.

The girl’s names haven’t been released.



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